Britain on Film: Black Britain (rescheduled)
Q &A by yours truely.
Arrive from 1pm for a delicious Caribbean lunch provided by Perfect Taste!Tickets: £7 / £5 members
Duration: 91 mins
The next chapter of Britain on Film explores the vital history of black Britain throughout the 20th century. Bringing together films spanning 1901 to 1985 and taken from many different regions of the UK, it offers incredibly rare, little-seen and valuable depictions of black British life on screen.
Watch miners in the collieries of Edwardian Lancashire and Yorkshire; and soldiers from across the Empire joining the services to fight for King and mother country in World War I. See rare colour footage of multi-racial Cardiff in 1957, a Nigerian wedding in Cornwall in 1964, and touching interviews with black school leavers in 1965; witness growing racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and in New Cross, London; communities in search of their roots and partying on the streets of Notting Hill during Carnival.
Revealing new voices from across a century of vast and turbulent social change in the UK, Britain on Film: Black Britain is an important educative tool. Not only will it offer you the chance to explore stories of migration, community and the struggle against inequality, but also the opportunity to celebrate vivid black British life and culture on screen.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Yvonne Connikie.
Yvonne is a programmer/curator and filmmaker, founder of the Black Film Festival Wales 2000-2008 and Founder member and former Chair of The New Black Film Collective (2009 – present). She is also Assistant Curator and Education Coordinator for ‘Big City Stories’, a Black London Film Heritage Archive Project sponsored by Film London.
Arrive from 1pm for a delicious Caribbean lunch provided by Perfect Taste!
Tickets: £7 / £5 members
Timings: Doors 7pm / Films 7.30pm (including 10 min interval)
Duration: 91 mins
This will screen all around the country.